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Why Stricter Food Waste Recycling Could Change the Way You Work and How Bioganix Can Help You Adapt

Right now, there isn’t much in the way of government regulation when it comes to the recycling of food waste.

In the UK, the rule essentially boils down to the fact you have to dispose of food waste hygienically.

That’s pretty loose and open to a fair bit of interpretation.

But this is set to change.

According to, we’re looking at:

“…possible implementation of stricter legislation in 2023 which will introduce mandatory separate food waste collections, with a targeted 75% recycling rate by 2030.”

The government have already started investigating ideas and in Scotland, we’ve already seen similar legislation being implemented.

Businesses there who produce more than 5kg of food waste are now legally obliged to have it “collected for separate recycling by a registered waste carrier service.”

It is all part of a push to promote what’s known as ‘the circular economy’.

You’ll no doubt be familiar with the phrase.

It’s the idea food waste should be put back to work as a resource in its own right, that it can be treated and processed and used to help fertilise new crops, for example.

And of course, the circular economy is all part of a much bigger story that’s playing out right now…

Climate change

Without doubt, the many concerns around climate change will have an increasing impact on food waste recycling.

As well as greater scrutiny from the government, it’s only natural we’ll start to see campaigners and, indeed, customers, seeking much more transparency when it comes to how food waste is managed.

Of course, this is a good thing.

We all want to find more efficient and cost-effective ways to recycle food waste and the more we can do to help promote a circular economy, the better.

It’s why we’ve been working for many years here at Bioganix to help businesses modernise the way they recycle their food waste.

As well as providing comprehensive de-packaging services, we provide many clients with anaerobic digestion and oil extraction.

How Bioganix can help your future-proof your food waste recycling

Though it might seem like 2023 is a little way off just yet…

If you’re not doing so already, it’s important to start putting measures in place to make sure your food waste recycling is being done in an efficient and cost-effective way.

First, this will help you stay ahead of the curve and avoid any fines or penalties that may be introduced along with any new legislation.

It will also help you avoid any public relation problems in the future, as we will surely see greater scrutiny from the media when new rules are brought in and those failing to comply are highlighted.

And by starting to put better food waste recycling measures in place now, it will help you demonstrate greater transparency to your customers.

Rather than being forced to adapt, you will be seen as a leader in your industry, taking positive action.

As we say, there are many ways we can help you do this here at Bioganix.

In fact, there are numerous options available to help you improve your food waste recycling process and potentially save you a lot of money too.

But by far the best way to find out more is to give us a call so we can have a chat about your current set up and offer advice that’s specific to your needs.

So, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

As always, you can reach us on 01652 637803 or email at and we’ll be happy to help you take your food waste recycling to the next level.

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